Comments from Al Alvarez

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Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Embassy 1,2,3 Theatre on Apr 17, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Bigjoe59, there was the ART (Movieland 8th Street) further down.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Paree Adult Cinema and Live Show on Apr 13, 2012 at 7:23 am

Anyone who would dismiss Times Square based on their disapproval of what may be happening on the fringes is seriously closed minded, and this poster had already admitted to that. Most of it still happens today behind the facade of the new Disneyscape, as vice never dies.

I never understood the mindset that could blame a sexuality transmitted disease on a building. I suppose if we shut down the Port Authority in Times Square it would end teenage prostitution in America.

AIDS is still thriving in many parts of the world without a porn cinema in sight, including sections of NY and LA.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Paree Adult Cinema and Live Show on Apr 12, 2012 at 6:12 pm

“I seriously doubt if anyone in an adult theater spent any time admiring the proscenium.”

Check out the Adonis page and you will find out you are also wrong about that, aside from being homophobic, racist and apparently fattist.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Paree Adult Cinema and Live Show on Apr 11, 2012 at 10:08 pm

“It was really unique and will never be duplicated.”

I have to agree….

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Paree Adult Cinema and Live Show on Apr 11, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Saps, I understand your well intended contribution. It is what makes cinematreasures work for many of us.

Moviemanforever, what are you afraid of? It happened already, buddy! Please tell us what your roll was or stay away and deny.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about New Metro Twin on Apr 5, 2012 at 2:58 pm

This is great news!

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Apr 4, 2012 at 4:56 pm

The NY Times mentions plans for a new Lincoln Center Cinerama location back in 1962. That,of course, never happened.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Tribune Theatre on Apr 3, 2012 at 11:21 am

Could it be the Majestic in Jersey City you are thinking of?

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about New Amsterdam Theatre on Apr 3, 2012 at 6:27 am

Dave, the marquee on the front right is actually the Anco. Note that the Roxy and the Modells' both moved on 42nd street over the years.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Tribune Theatre on Apr 3, 2012 at 6:10 am

There was a Majestic (Woolworth)further north on Second Avenue. Here

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Loew's Commodore Theater on Mar 19, 2012 at 7:35 pm

Breathtaking!

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Capitol Theatre on Mar 14, 2012 at 8:53 am

Eighty two years ago.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Roxy Theatre on Mar 12, 2012 at 8:55 am

A February 21, 1960 NY Times article on the Roxy closing makes this interesting observation:

“The poor old Roxy was never too successful, sandwiched as it is between the Scylla of the older capitol and the Charybdis of the newer Music Hall. Its various programs of pictures with stage shows (and without stage shows) have had to compete with programs that have usually been a little better at one or the other of those near-by theatres.”

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Orpheum Theatre on Mar 10, 2012 at 11:50 am

It’s hard to get a photo of this theatre without STOMP on the marquee. It has been playing for 18 years.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Bijou Cinema on Mar 1, 2012 at 7:53 am

MarkieS, sounds like it could have been part of the Theatre Unique but I haven’t seen any sign it was ever called the Lyric.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about RKO Proctor's 125th Street Theatre on Feb 25, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Thank you, Ed. I understand the post now.

By the way, I also thank you for teaching me how to hyperlink!

On a personal note, I think you would ‘need’ to see this: I don’t know how to buffer it. It hurts too much.

http://vanishingnewyork.blogspot.com/2012/02/inside-elk.html

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about RKO 86th Street Theatre on Feb 23, 2012 at 11:10 am

Here

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Al Alvarez commented about Radio City Music Hall on Feb 12, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Ed, I think “Tom Sawyer” holds up. The rest, not so much.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Majestic Theatre on Feb 12, 2012 at 3:04 pm

I guess I mapped the 2nd Avenue on the east side of the street for some reason but that well be that theatre. It says BENEFIT TICKETS on the banner above.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Radio City Music Hall on Feb 12, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Ed, Ron3853 ran this on July 18, 2004.

I then ran this in 2008: THE SUNSHINE BOYS ran until January 22, 1976 March 12- May 12, 1976 ROBIN AND MARIAN May 13- June 3, 1976 THE BLUE BIRD June 4- June 17, 1976 1776 June 18- July 28, 1976 HARRY & WALTER GO TO NEW YORK July 29- Sept 15, 1976 SWASHBUCKLER Sept 16- October 6, 1976 PAPER TIGER October 7- November 3, 1976 A MATTER OF TIME November 4-January 12, 1977 THE SLIPPER AND THE ROSE March 3- March 30, 1977 MR. BILLION March 31 – April 27, 1977 THE LITTLEST HORSE THIEVES April 28- May 18, 1977 THE STING May 19- June 29, 1977 SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT June 30- September 15, 1977 MacARTHUR November 3- January 11, 1978 PETE’S DRAGON March 2- April 16, 1978 CROSSED SWORDS April 27- May 17, 1978 THE SEA GYSPSIES May 18- June 21, 1978 FANTASIA June 22- August 2, 1978 MATILDA August 3- ? THE MAGIC OF LASSIE November 2- January 17, 1979 CARAVANS March 8 – April 25, 1979 THE PROMISE

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Majestic Theatre on Feb 12, 2012 at 6:44 am

Joe, that photo on ‘Off the Grid’ also appears to show the New Law (just north of the Woolworth as Photoplays)and the Public (On the right side of the street on 4th, the future home of CBGB’s).

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Clinton Theatre on Feb 11, 2012 at 4:57 pm

You are exactly right. I found this in the NYT, 1918.

“Interest in the real estate market yesterday centred upon the sale of an east side theatre and tenement property. The Blinderman Cohen Amusement Company, lessee of the premises, bought 80 and 82 Clinton Street, extending through to 97 to 103 Attorney, from heirs of the Martin Grossman estate.”

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Radio City Music Hall on Feb 11, 2012 at 7:05 am

Or here.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Radio City Music Hall on Feb 10, 2012 at 8:17 pm

Easy to forget Myron. It was an awful film.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Feb 9, 2012 at 2:10 pm

I think the intention was that he would thread up the projectors during intervals and then come back down, the way manager/projectionists did outside New York.